17 days in New York City, Sanibel Island & Glacier National Park Itinerary

17 days in New York City, Sanibel Island & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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17 days in New York City, Sanibel Island & Glacier National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 9 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
2
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 15​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

9
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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Visiting Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Fire Island National Seashore will get you outdoors. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Hook Mountain State Park (in Valley Cottage) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Narwhal Yacht Charters, look for all kinds of wild species at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire all the interesting features of The High Line.

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If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Hook Mountain State Park, Bronx Zoo, Fire Island National Seashore, Gunnison Beach
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Narwhal Yacht Charters ©
Narwhal Yacht Charters

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 22nd (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Fort Myers Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then stroll through Bowman's Beach.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Sanibel Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Sanibel Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach
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Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Sanibel Island to Glacier National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sanibel Island to Glacier National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sanibel Island in September, with highs in Glacier National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
Goat Lick Overlook ©
Goat Lick Overlook

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